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Polypropylene rope is a synthesized robust rope of cordage variety that is lightweight and buoyant when used in water. These ropes are mainly used in areas of application where there is water and where the rope will be subjected to high tensile forces in lifting or tying of very heavy objects. Read More…

Polypropylene Rope Polypropylene rope is a cordage variety that is characterized by its light weight and its buoyancy in water.
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Norridge, IL  |  800-626-6556

Lexco is an ISO:9001 manufacturer of wire rope, cable, and bungee cord assemblies; and push-pull controls. Our in-house capabilities range from swaging and extrusions to die-casting, proof-loading, and CNC machining. Lexco Cable is proud to serve a diverse set of markets including military, aerospace, OEM, MRO, marine, architectural, and more. Contact us today.

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Lexco Cable Mfg. $$$

Sellersville, PA  |  888-218-6366

Since our beginning in 1967, we have had experience designing, manufacturing and distributing the highest quality braided ropes and cords. Braided ropes and cordage are produced in all common fibers.

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CSR Incorporated $$$

Miami, FL  |  305-636-3000

Miami Cordage and its Florida Wire & Rigging Works division is a renowned rope manufacturer and rope distributor of industrial and marine rope, wire, chain, fittings & related products. Our various colors, configurations & strengths of rope, anchor line, dockline, twine and cord come in Amsteel, nylon (3 &12 strand, double braid), Polypropylene (hollow braid, 3-strand twisted), polyester, etc.

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Miami Cordage $$$

Boca Raton, FL  |  561-347-7247

With a truly diverse inventory, Consolidated Cordage carries rope supplies to meet military, defense, commercial, safety & electrical applications with top-of-the-line performance & highly competitive prices. Nylon rope, kevlar rope, cotton rope, braided rope, bungee cords, fiberglass cords & shock cords are only the beginning!

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Consolidated Cordage Corporation, Inc. $$$

Waterford, PA  |  814-323-7495

At USA Rope, our goal is to serve customers with the best quality product along with the most responsive service in your industry. We offer custom bulk dyneema rope, spectra rope, winch line systems, and more. All products are made with the latest technology and made in the USA to ensure consistency and longevity within our bulk manufacturing. To learn more about our services, contact USA rope today!

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USA Rope & Recovery $$$

Montreal, QC  |  800-305-2673

You have found your solution for ropes and netting. Barry Cordage is a world class leader in solving complex rope and net requirements by adapting our complete product line to your needs. Extended variety of ropes includes Dyneema and Spectra rope (helicopter long lines), nylon and polyester rope, natural fiber rope like cotton, manila and hemp. Try our specialized rope systems and splices today!

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Barry Cordage Ltd. $$$
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Characteristics of Polypropylene Rope

Polypropylene ropes have excellent chemical resistance to acids, alkali, organic solvents, oils, and alcohol. In addition, they have a very high mechanical durability to tensional and twisting forces. A low density also characterizes the ropes as they can float on water and are generically lightweight. They are resistant to moisture and can maintain softness even in humid conditions. The ropes are also not prone to static electricity charges.

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Types of Polypropylene Rope

The different types of polypropylene ropes include:

Polypropylene Twine Rope

The twine rope is a thick and very strong rope that is used in a wide variety of applications. Polypropylene twine is made from a synthetic twine commonly used to bind or tie up objects. It is widely used in the agricultural industry because of its strength and high density, allowing it to float. In addition, the twine can retain shape and form after many torsions, bending, or flexing. Polypropylene twine can also be reinforced chemically to cause it to be resistant to weak acids and bases.

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Stranded Polypropylene Rope

Stranded polypropylene rope is a very strong, lightweight, and monofilament rope with excellent oil resistance, and like all polypropylene ropes, it can float on water. This type of rope is designed so that it does not rot and is very resistant to abrasion and UV light.

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Braided Polypropylene Rope

Braided rope is made up of 16 or more individual strands. The strands usually have a diameter of up to 5 cm. Solid braid polypropylene rope is a great multi-purpose rope manufactured from a mixture of polypropylene and nylon. The rope is soft to the touch with excellent flexibility attributes. The rope is also resistant to mildew, ultraviolet light, and rotting, making it popular for horse halters, leads, boat lines, and anchors. It can also make an attractive decorating object.

Coated Polypropylene Rope

Coated polypropylene rope is a rope that consists of two parts, namely the core and the rope coating. The inner layer comprises 12 strands, and the coating is usually made from 16 to 36 strands. Both parts are usually of different materials that are not mutually connected.

Applications of Polypropylene Rope

Polypropylene ropes are used in many day-to-day applications, and the following is a list where you might find some of the main industries where the ropes are mainly utilized.


The ropes are used in the construction industry where they are used in cranes and lifts because of their high tensile strength.

Boats and Ships

They are also used to tie boats to prevent them from floating away. They are also used to tie the anchor, which blocks larger ships because of their resistance to being worn away by moisture.


Thinner ropes are used in carefully gripping seedlings or creeping plants to sticks for controlled growth. They are also used in the holding town of irrigation pipes, while thicker ropes are used in the harnessing of animals.

Benefits of Polypropylene Rope

Polypropylene ropes are very strong, and they resist abrasion from environmental factors. They are also resistant to acids and other solvents. In addition, the ropes can be manufactured in bright colors, making them attractive and stylish. They are also very light in weight, and they can float on the water.

Drawbacks of Polypropylene Rope

Polypropylene ropes expand and burn when exposed to high temperatures. Due to this tendency for flammability, polypropylene ropes cannot be utilized in high-temperature applications. These ropes also have poor bonding properties and do not work well with some materials.

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